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There’s some big news coming from the WWE UK tapings today in London, England. They are taping the WWE UK Championship Tournament shows today and tomorrow that will air on WWE Network next Monday and Tuesday. Triple H, who runs WWE Talent Relations, is on hand for the events and he made a huge announcement about the new brand that WWE is launching in the UK.

Here’s the WWE press release with more info:

LONDON, England and STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today announced that tickets will be available Friday, June 29, for eight Live Events that will be taped for NXT UK, a new United Kingdom series featuring the greatest competitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The U.K. Championship, plus two new championships —  the U.K. Women’s Championship and U.K. Tag Team Championship — will be on the line at the following NXT UK events:

  • Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge
  • Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of Insomnia, the U.K.’s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions
  • Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, at Liverpool Olympia

Tickets for the events in Cambridge, Plymouth and Liverpool will be available via www.livenation.co.uk, and tickets for the Birmingham events will be available via www.insomniagamingfestival.com. Further information will be available at www.wwe.com/events.

“The U.K. has an amazing talent base and incredibly passionate fans that are deserving of their own showcase,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally.”

Here’s a tweet from friend of the site Elliot Cantor with the video of Triple H announcing the new WWE NXT UK brand.

Shortly after I posted that, WWE posted the video of the announcement as well.

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